Disable hotkeys in Windows 10 with Simple Disable Key

by Madalina Dinita
Madalina Dinita
Madalina Dinita
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A hotkey is a standalone key or combination of keys that perform a particular task when pressed. You can set hotkeys to launch apps you frequently use because it’s quicker than using a mouse.

However, the hotkeys you set can also be used by other users and could accidentally access restricted content, for example. In order to avoid such situations, you can use Simple Disable Key. This free software disables particular keys or key combinations. This feature is very useful especially when you are playing a game and want to limit errors caused by hitting wrong keys.

Using this tool is easy: To specify a key, click in the tool’s box, press the key or key combination, and then press Add Key > OK > OK. The disadvantage is that Simple Disable Key doesn’t support all key combinations, only regular ones. In other words, this tool can’t disable system keys involving the Windows key or state keys on their own, such as Caps Lock.

There are three modes available: Program, Schedule and Always. The Program mode allows you to select any application on your system and disable the specified key as long as the app is running. The Schedule mode lets you specify exactly when you want the key to be disabled. The third mode, Always, permanently disables the specified hotkeys.

The tool’s interface is simple and straightforward. There are seven menus available, but you will mainly use only three: File, Tools and Options.

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